Food Safety News - 05/31/2022 Legislation introduced to improve food safety and hold FDA accountable

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Legislation introduced to improve food safety and hold FDA accountable

By News Desk on May 31, 2022 12:05 am
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate is calling for stricter regulation of “Generally Recognized as Safe” substances and the creation of a new FDA office to assess the safety of chemicals in America’s food supply. Senator Edward J. Markey, D-MA, introduced the Ensuring Safe and Toxic-Free Foods Act, comprehensive legislation that would ensure the... Continue Reading


Pets, peanut butter and Salmonella: A cautionary tale

By Guest Contributor on May 31, 2022 12:03 am
Editor’s note: This column was originally published on eFoodAlert.com and is reprinted here with the permission of the author. By Phyllis Entis Between September 2008 and April 2009, contaminated peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America caused 714 confirmed cases of SalmonellaTyphimurium illnesses in the United States. The outbreak claimed nine lives. In... Continue Reading


FDA sends warning letters to food firms with import violations

By News Desk on May 31, 2022 12:01 am
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company... Continue Reading


Meat and eggs among items seized by authorities in Portugal

By News Desk on May 31, 2022 12:00 am
Portuguese authorities have confiscated tons of meat products and millions of eggs in recent operations. The Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE) carried out an inspection of cold stores in the municipalities of Vila Verde, Vila Nova de Famalicão and Braga. More than 33 tons of foodstuffs of animal origin, mostly meat products, were seized... Continue Reading
 
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